Zarooq Motors

Zarooq Motors is a United Arab Emirates car manufacturer of high-
performance cars, based in Dubai. Zarooq Motors is the first to manufacture the chassis, the car body and to assemble a production series automobile in the UAE.

Zarooq Motors logo

It is also the first car manufacturer with Emirati Management, therefore at the forefront of emiratisation and Dubai diversification in Industry.

zarooq show car
Zarooq Brands themselves as “Supercars Born In the Desert”, probably alluding to their origins in the UAE, a country known for its love of luxury hypercars and its desert.

Their main focus is performance Supercars with distinct Off-Road capabilities (as the car architecture is similar to a rally raid racing car, despite the fact that it is road legal).

The name was inspired by the Schockari Sand Racer, the fastest snake in the desert, in Emirati: Zarooq

Zarooq Motors started hinting their project in 2015 with some sketches.

View of Zarooq SandRacer
Later on they divulged the actual design of their car during a press conference in November 2015.

In April 2016, they revealed their first show car in front of the Sofitel The Palm, in Dubai

Dubai Sand circuit
In addition to the Sand Racer, Zarooq Motors also announced the creation of a Sand circuit which will feature off-road races and allow public to experience the car (“arrive and drive”).

The founders all have a significant history in motor racing:

– Mohammed Al Qadi as a race organizer in Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit

– Bruno Laffite as a driver in Formule Renault, formule ford and Indy Car

– Iannis Mardell as a strategy consultant in sports industry and with winfield racing school through Simon de Lautour and the Knight brothers

Laetitia Laffite, a Belgian citizen, has 15 years of experience in exclusive luxury and art markets (Monaco Art fund, Lalique Art Partner, Florida Baker Museum Adviser, Monumental Art Promotion)

The SandRacer 500 GT, their first model will weigh 1300 kg, powered by a 6.2 liter V8 and deliver 500 hp and 600 Nm while having 45 cm of suspension travel.

A renowned supercar designer took care of the car body design the car while the technical aspects were overseen by Zarooq Motors’ European Technical Partner: Campos Racing. The luxury leather and carbon fiber was done by Mansory

Production is exclusive (35 per series), as usual for such premium supercars and price is $450.000

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